This dinner is incredibly simple, but it is SO yummy and filling, and it makes for a perfect fall meal! I’m pretty sure I could eat this everyday with how delicious it is! Spaghetti squash is so fun to work with, and it it so tasty! Of course, the best part is that it is really good for you! Some of the health benefits of spaghetti squash are shown in the accompanying image.
The spaghetti squash along with the other healthy ingredients in this dish make for a wonderful dinner! Without further ado, let’s get to the recipe!
SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND CHICKEN DINNER
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 1.25 lbs. chicken breast
- 4-5 cups baby spinach
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1-2 Tbsp. honey
- 1-2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
- sea salt, to taste
- 2-3 oz. goat cheese
1.) Start by baking your chicken: Drizzle a baking dish with olive oil. Add the chicken breasts, sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt. Flip the chicken breast over and sprinkle the other side with garlic powder and sea salt. Place in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes until cooked through.
2.) Prepare your spaghetti squash: Chop the ends off of the squash, then cut into rings about 1 inch thick. Run a knife in a circle around the center of each ring to remove the seeds and pulp.
3.) Bake your spaghetti squash: Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle the parchment paper with olive oil. Place the squash rings on the prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt. Flip the squash rings over and sprinkle the other side with garlic powder and sea salt. Place in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Take out, set aside, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
4.) When the chicken is done, cut into small bite size pieces. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces, vinegar, and honey. Stir to coat. Add the spinach, and cook until wilted. Turn the heat off, but leave the pan on the burner.
5.) Take your squash rings, and peel off the skin, then use a fork to scrape the squash rings into spaghetti. Add the spaghetti squash to the pan, and stir to mix.
6.) Add the goat cheese and season with sea salt. Transfer to a plate or bowl and serve.
Delicious! Enjoy! 🙂